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    1. November 12, 2013

      Vodafone boosts spending plans to £7bn

      Vodafone on Tuesday promised to write a “new chapter” with a £7bn investment plan to turn round deteriorating operations in...

    2. September 11, 2013

      Verizon borrows $49bn in bond market record

      The world’s largest debt sale was completed on Wednesday when Verizon sold $49bn worth of bonds amid strong investor demand...

    1. September 6, 2013

      Pricing ‘lure’ to jumbo bond deals

      As part of a finance package for Verizon’s acquisition of a stake in Verizon Wireless, the company may raise up to $50bn in...

    2. September 2, 2013

      The deal breaker that wasn’t

      A capacity for revisionism is one of the City’s competitive strengths. Telecoms analysts – and a financial journalist or two...

    3. September 1, 2013

      Vodafone and Verizon set to approve $130bn deal

      Vodafone is poised to announce later on Monday plans to sell its US wireless joint venture stake to partner Verizon in a...

    4. August 29, 2013

      Vodafone in talks over selling 45% stake in Verizon Wireless

      The UK’s Vodafone is closing in on a near-$130bn deal to offload its lucrative US wireless stake to joint venture partner...

    5. July 21, 2013

      The Week Ahead: July 22 – July 29

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    6. May 21, 2013

      Vodafone to retain £2.1bn Verizon dividend

      Vodafone is to plough back a £2.1bn dividend from US telecoms group Verizon into its business rather than offer shareholders...

    7. April 24, 2013

      MetroPCS shareholders approve T-Mobile USA merger

      MetroPCS shareholders approved the low-cost wireless carrier’s reverse merger with Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA on...

    8. April 15, 2013

      Blackjack player makes big telecoms bet

      Charlie Ergen made waves from Wall Street to Tokyo on Monday when the reclusive billionaire from Colorado injected himself...

    9. March 14, 2013

      Order for 1m smartphones boosts BlackBerry

      Shares in BlackBerry rose sharply in late trading after the Canadian company announced that a partner had placed an order...

    10. October 18, 2012

      Clearwire holds key to 4G network vision

      Sprint Nextel on Tuesday resolved one of the key questions raised by SoftBank’s $20.1bn bid for the US telecoms company by...

    11. October 2, 2012

      Deutsche Telekom approves deal for US arm

      Deutsche Telekom has approved the merger of its T-Mobile USA subsidiary with rival MetroPCS in a deal that would make the...

    12. February 28, 2012

      Telefónica races ahead with LTE launch

      In the world of digital bits and bytes, faster is almost always better. Nowhere is that more true than in mobile...

    13. February 17, 2012

      Falcone’s mobile fight flounders

      Philip Falcone’s attempt to vault from billionaire hedge fund manager into the stratosphere of satellite communications...

    14. February 14, 2012

      Vodafone keeps its merger powder dry

      Vodafone appeared to be more interested in deals during the past few months than for the past several years, but the FTSE...

    15. February 9, 2012

      Europe’s economic woes dent Vodafone

      Europe’s economic woes have dented third-quarter revenues at Vodafone, as the UK mobile group warned it faced a further...

    16. January 22, 2012

      UK dividend payments rise by fifth

      Dividend payments from listed UK companies rose by almost one-fifth last year, reflecting both the stronger health of...

    17. January 20, 2012

      Vodafone wins $2.9bn India tax battle

      India’s supreme court found in favour of Vodafone in a landmark case that had threatened to land the UK-listed telecoms...

    18. December 21, 2011

      3 to test new technology in Thames Valley

      3, the mobile operator, will bring high-speed mobile internet to parts of the Thames Valley as it tests out next generation...

    19. December 2, 2011

      Verizon Wireless in $3.6bn spectrum deal

      Verizon Wireless is set to acquire a significant swath of wireless spectrum for $3.6bn, potentially reshaping the US...

    20. November 29, 2011

      WPP acquires Glover Park Group

      Advertising group WPP has bought a Washington-based communications firm that is advising News Corp on its handling of the...

    21. November 24, 2011

      T-Mobile: AT&T’s missed call

      The prospects for AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile USA, the fourth-largest US mobile operator by market share, from Deutsche...

    22. November 20, 2011

      Sprint attacks T-Mobile merger

      Sprint Nextel, the third largest US mobile operator, has led the opposition to the AT&T-T-Mobile USA merger, arguing that...

    23. November 8, 2011

      Vodafone: caution calls the shots

      Vodafone has found a new way of countering investor focus on the perennial problem of what to do with its cash (£6bn in the...

    24. November 8, 2011

      Vodafone upbeat despite £450m Greek hit

      Vodafone raised its outlook for full-year operating profit on the back of a stronger performance than expected in most of...

    25. October 26, 2011

      Sprint hangs its hopes on the iPhone

      Sprint Nextel, the third-largest US mobile phone network operator by subscribers, narrowed its third-quarter loss and...

    26. September 11, 2011

      Smarter, faster and smaller: tomorrow’s phones take shape

      Over the past five years, a series of key events has reshaped the global mobile phone industry and started a new chapter in...

    27. August 31, 2011

      Logic of AT&T’s $39bn bid under scrutiny

      From the outset, AT&T’s audacious $39bn cash-and-stock bid for Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA unit signalled a big...

    28. August 15, 2011

      US wireless: pre-paying the piper

      It is a rare business indeed that eschews customers who pay now rather than later, unless there is some usurious interest...

    29. July 26, 2011

      Vodafone celebrates retention of Verizon stake

      Vodafone, the UK telecoms group, on Tuesday used its annual meeting to claim vindication of its strategy of refusing to sell...

    30. June 29, 2011

      Vodafone hopes for $5.5bn Verizon Wireless dividend

      Vodafone could receive an annual dividend of up to $5.5bn from its 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless beginning next...

    31. May 26, 2011

      Google reveals mobile payment plan

      Google and a group of partners including Sprint Nextel, Citibank and MasterCard plan to jump-start the mobile payments...

    32. May 17, 2011

      Vodafone profits rise despite Spanish woe

      Vodafone signalled it was willing to embark on a new round of acquisitions after the mobile phone operator’s full-year...

    33. May 2, 2011

      Smartphone data anxieties rise

      Recent disclosures about the extent of sensitive personal data collected by smartphones and disseminated to businesses are...

    34. April 26, 2011

      Johnson Matthey takes Footsie higher

      The FTSE 100 pushed to within touching distance of a three-year high on Tuesday, with Johnson Matthey among the top...

    35. April 21, 2011

      iPhoneocalypse: Apple the winner

      The iPhoneocalypse was not as bad as feared. Results this week from AT&T and Verizon Wireless reflected the quarter in which...

    36. March 22, 2011

      Sprint hits out on AT&T deal plans

      AT&T and Verizon Wireless stand to gain too much market power if AT&T buys Deutsche Telekom’s US mobile phone business,...

    37. March 21, 2011

      Sprint faces losing ground to bigger rivals

      When AT&T sealed the deal over the weekend to buy Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA unit for $39bn, Sprint Nextel, the...

    38. March 21, 2011

      AT&T open to making deal concessions

      AT&T has signalled it is willing to make concessions to secure regulatory approval for its $39bn bid to buy Deutsche...

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